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Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems)
Marine and offshore systems engineers are involved with the design, manufacture, deployment and commissioning of systems associated with the marine and offshore oil and gas industries.
This course is suited to students interested in the large-scale mechanical and electro-mechanical systems used in the oil and gas industries, such as fuel-injected turbocharged engines, large gas turbine generators, or oil and gas rigs.
Students graduating from this course will have the opportunity to work in areas such as engineering alternative marine power systems, or improving crude oil extraction to reduce emissions while maximising yield.
This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
The first two years of the course are delivered at ECU's Joondalup Campus. The final two years are delivered at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston and students will need to relocate to Launceston for this portion of the course.
Additional Course Information
During the course, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks relevant industry work experience. This will normally be undertaken during a vacation period.
This course has been provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation is normally granted when the first cohort of students graduate from the course. This is expected in 2015.
Marine and offshore systems engineers have strong employment opportunities in many sectors of industry, including oil and gas, ship building, alternative energy, marine survey, defence, industrial process, power generation and consulting. Graduates can also apply for any suitable position open to mechanical engineers.
Oil and Gas Engineer, Naval Engineer, Process Engineer, Offshore Energy Engineer, Marine Surveyor, Mechanical Engineer, Maritime Engineer
Students whose performance over the four years of the course is of a high standard may be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree.